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"Ask a Death Doula" Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Hospice and Oncology nurse Suzanne B. O'Brien. Ask a Death Doula will chronicle the Death Doula movement. We will interview leaders in this progressive movement from around the world, keep listeners up-to-date with the latest national initiatives being put in place and share first hand Doulagiver experiences from patients, families and practicing Death doulas. This is a historic time for the Death Doula movement. Ask a Death Doula will spotlight the many incredible people taking part in this movement from around the world.

Ask A Death Doula Suzanne B. O'Brien RN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 29 Ratings

"Ask a Death Doula" Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Hospice and Oncology nurse Suzanne B. O'Brien. Ask a Death Doula will chronicle the Death Doula movement. We will interview leaders in this progressive movement from around the world, keep listeners up-to-date with the latest national initiatives being put in place and share first hand Doulagiver experiences from patients, families and practicing Death doulas. This is a historic time for the Death Doula movement. Ask a Death Doula will spotlight the many incredible people taking part in this movement from around the world.

    Ask A Death Doula Interview With Barbara Karnes, RN

    Ask A Death Doula Interview With Barbara Karnes, RN

    On this episode of "Ask a Death Doula", I have the great pleasure of interviewing Barbara Karnes RN. Enjoy this lively discussion from this expert about "Pain at End of Life" - the title of her latest educational booklet. Barbara has insights and wisdom that every person can benefit from.
     
    Barbara Karnes, RN, is an internationally recognized author, speaker, thought leader and expert on end of life care and the dynamics of dying. Barbara was recognized in 2018 as a Hospice Innovator by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and was named the 2015 International Humanitarian Woman of the Year by the World Humanitarian Awards.
    Barbara’s experience as a hospice care provider at the bedside of hundreds of people, and as an administrator overseeing the care of thousands, led to the 1985 publication of Gone from My Sight: The Dying Experience. Affectionately referred to in the industry as the “little blue hospice book,” Gone from My Sight has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, is published in 12 languages, and remains the leading resource on the market today educating families on the signs of approaching death.
    Links Mentioned in This Episode
    Barbara Karnes Books
    End of Life Care Facebook Group
    Something-To-Think-About Blog

    • 48 min
    Podcast Interview With O Magazine Insider Amy Boyle!

    Podcast Interview With O Magazine Insider Amy Boyle!

    In this segment of Ask a Death Doula's O Mag Insiders Series, I have the fortune to interview the magnetic Amy Boyle. Amy Boyle is the Founder of the 52 Phenomenal Women Project and has been a Brand Ambassador with O, the Oprah Magazine since 2017! A photographer for more than 20 years, Amy graduated from Northwestern University where she received a dual degree in art history and marketing. Her work has been published internationally and includes portrait, theater, PR, as well as fine art photography.
    Enjoy this interview with this inspiring woman.
    xo Suzanne
    You can catch up with Amy Here:
    Project: https://www.52phenomenalwomen.com/ #52PWP
    Work: http://www.amyboylephotography.com/
    Social: @amyboylephoto Email: amy@amyboylephoto.com
     

    • 23 min
    Ask a Death Doula Interviews Lynda Anello- Community Liaison for Vitas Healthcare

    Ask a Death Doula Interviews Lynda Anello- Community Liaison for Vitas Healthcare

    Death Doulas and Hospice Working Together to Provide the Best Possible Care! In This episode of "Ask a Death Doula" I am speaking with Lynda Anello who is the Community Liaison for Vitas Healthcare. Today we explore the beautiful holistic work of hospice and how Death Doulas are a wonderful support to the present day hospice team. xo Suzanne B. O'Brien RN  

    • 36 min
    Ask A Death Doula With Dr. Karen Wyatt

    Ask A Death Doula With Dr. Karen Wyatt

    In this Interview of Ask a Death Doula, I have the great pleasure of interviewing Dr. Karen Wyatt! Dr. Karen Wyatt is the bestselling author of the books The Tao of Death and 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying, which contains stories of patients she cared for as a hospice doctor and the spiritual lessons she learned from them at the end of their lives. Dr. Wyatt also hosts End-of-Life University Podcast, which features conversations with experts who work in all aspects of end-of-life care. She is widely regarded as a thought-leader in the effort to transform the way we care for our dying in the U.S. In addition, she is valued for her application of spiritual principles to illness and healthcare and teaches that in order to live life fully we must each overcome our fear of death and embrace the difficulties that life brings us.
    Website: https://www.eoluniversity.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eoluniversity/
    Twitter: @spiritualmd
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kwyattmd/
     

    • 52 min
    Ask A Death Doula Interview With Barbara Karnes, RN

    Ask A Death Doula Interview With Barbara Karnes, RN

    On this episode of "Ask a Death Doula", I have the great pleasure of interviewing Barbara Karnes RN. Enjoy this lively discussion from this expert about "Pain at End of Life" - the title of her latest educational booklet. Barbara has insights and wisdom that every person can benefit from.
     
    Barbara Karnes, RN, is an internationally recognized author, speaker, thought leader and expert on end of life care and the dynamics of dying. Barbara was recognized in 2018 as a Hospice Innovator by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and was named the 2015 International Humanitarian Woman of the Year by the World Humanitarian Awards.
    Barbara’s experience as a hospice care provider at the bedside of hundreds of people, and as an administrator overseeing the care of thousands, led to the 1985 publication of Gone from My Sight: The Dying Experience. Affectionately referred to in the industry as the “little blue hospice book,” Gone from My Sight has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, is published in 12 languages, and remains the leading resource on the market today educating families on the signs of approaching death.
    Links Mentioned in This Episode
    Barbara Karnes Books
    End of Life Care Facebook Group
    Something-To-Think-About Blog

    • 48 min
    How Seven Widowed Fathers Helped Each Other Through Grief

    How Seven Widowed Fathers Helped Each Other Through Grief

    On Today's episode of Ask a Death Doula, my guest is Justin M. Yopp, PhD,. Justin Yopp is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a member of UNC’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, Dr. Yopp offers psychotherapy, assessment, and consult-liaison services for both pediatric oncology and adult oncology populations at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. Dr. Yopp also co-leads the Widowed Parent Program (www.widowedparent.org), which offers support groups for parents who have lost a spouse or partner and are raising children on their own and conducts research to support grieving families. He co-authored The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life (Oxford Press), which weaves together contemporary thinking on grief, adaptation and resiliency with the true story of the men from their first support group. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC, Dr. Yopp served as a psychologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
    links mentioned in this Interview::
    ** website: www.widowedparent.org
    ** TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/justin_yopp_more_than_grief_how_seven_fathers_reimagined_life_after_loss
    ** Book:The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life The Group: How Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

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We need more information like this! Thank you Suzanne for bring more awareness to death and dying - and LIVING!

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